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Inishowen Boating Experience

Inishowen is located in the North of Ireland, close to Malin Head and Fanad Head two of the Wild Atlantic Way's most popular signature points. Take a tour with the Inishowen Boating Experience and see the abundance of marine wildlife in the natural habitat.

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Inishowen Boating Experience

What to expect?

Inishowen Boating Experience

There are 24 species of whales and dolphins known in these waters. We have been keeping them company on a regular basis for many years. This boat tour does not target whales and dolphins specifically, but during navigation we might encounter minke whale, common dolphin, bottlenose dolphinharbour porpoisebasking shark, and sunfish in Donegal Bay. Sometimes, when encountered, dolphins in the right conditions might play around the boat. Common dolphins and bottlenose dolphins are often found in large, socially active groups and are often seen, bow-riding, surfing, lob tailing and breaching. They can leap several metres out of the water. Bottlenose, like many other whales and dolphins, are social animals. They tend to live in family groups called 'schools'. These schools can contain anything from just two or three dolphins to over fifty. Sightings are not guaranteed, as these are wild animals.

We share the area with large colonies of seals that can be observed up close. Harbour seals and grey seals are often seen on the rocks and in the sea caves of west Donegal. The area is also home to large numbers of Duck, Curlew, Oyster Catcher, Heron, Cormorant, Dunlin and Swan. Most visible are Gannets, Guillemots, Cormorant, Great Black-Backed Gulls, Puffins and Kittywakes.

Inishowen Boating Company operates 2 purpose-built fast charter boats from Bunagee Pier Culdaff.

Price and optionals

Inishowen Boating Experience
  •   From: € 35.00 per person

Important info

Inishowen Boating Experience
  •   Duration: 2 hours
  •   Effort: Active
  •   Skills required:
  •   Difficulty level: Very easy
  •   Languages spoken: English
  •   Minimum booking (n_ of participants): 2
  •   Maximum booking (n_ of participants): 8
  • Please kindly note that, in accordance with COVID 19 safety measures, a maximum of 8 participants per Tour on board is allowed, except if you are a family or a group in this case it will be a maximum of 12.
  • Please note that this activity is subject to a minimum number of participants and the sea & weather conditions. If the Tour cannot run, you will be rescheduled or refunded, at your convenience.
  • Pick-up from Derry Airport can be arranged upon request. 
  • Accommodations recommendations available, if required.


Inishowen Boating Experience


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Member of WILDSEA Europe since 19/02/2016
Inishowen Boating Company
We operate 2 fully licensed charter boats from Bunagee Pier, Culdaff. We offer a wide range of activities such as dolphin/whale/marine watching trips, sight seeing trips, fishing trips and sea angling trips. We also offer boat trips to the most northerly island of Ireland, Inishtrahull Island, which has a lighthouse, fantastic scenery and beautiful wildlife. Our boat trips take in the magnificent scenery of the North Inishowen coast, with an unspoiled landscape and marine environment.
Inishowen Boating Company
Culdaff Inishowen County Donegal (Ireland)


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